The Poulsbo Rotary scholarships program began in 1993 and has awarded hundreds of scholarships to deserving students. Our scholarship program serves the needs of new freshmen, students already in college, and students following a professional/technical education path. 

Academic for New Freshmen

Scholarships range from $500 to $2500 and are awarded to students graduating this year from an accredited high school located within the geographical boundaries of North Kitsap High School, as well as to graduating home schooled students who live within the same boundaries. 

See note 1. Photo credit: © Rotary International/Seong Joon Cho

Academic for College Students

Scholarships range from $500 to $2500 and are awarded to sophomores, juniors or seniors enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university and who are permanent residents of the area served by North Kitsap High School.  Full time students in their junior or senior academic years at Western Washington University (Poulsbo branch) are also eligible (regardless of permanent residency). 

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Professional, Technical & Vocational

Scholarships range from $500 to $2500 and are awarded to individuals pursuing a professional or technical certification (i.e., not a 2- or 4-year degree) at a technical/professional school or community college.  Qualifying programs include (but are not limited to) engineering, computer technology, hospitality, dental or medical fields, construction, automotive or cosmetology.

See note 1. Photo credit: © Rotary International/Monika Lozinska


Poulsbo Rotary uses the website for all scholarship applications.  This is a secure website sponsored and operated by the Washington Scholarship Coalition. If you are not already familiar with this site, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Access the WashBoard website
  2. Enter your username and password (or, if this is your first time to the site, register and set-up an account).
  3. In the “search” field, enter “Poulsbo-NK Rotary”.  
  4. Click on the appropriate link and read/print the text describing the scholarship details, eligibility requirements, and other information. 
  5. IF YOU QUALIFY, follow instructions on the website for completing and submitting your scholarship application.
  6. After the application period closes, the Rotary Scholarship Committee will contact you with instructions for next steps.

IMPORTANT: Only applications submitted online through the WashBoard system will be considered for scholarships.  Rotary will not accept any other form of application.